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2020 Participants


More than 120 students spend each summer conducting high-level research with faculty members. The projects span disciplines and include international travel. Select an area of study below to see the 2020 projects.
Areas of Study
Samuel Greenhouse ’21
Advisors: Chaise LaDousa, professor of anthropology; and Chenyu Wang, visiting assistant professor of anthropology
Ishan Manaili ’21
Advisors: Chaise LaDousa, professor of anthropology; and Chenyu Wang, visiting assistant professor of anthropology
Rui Qi Rachel Lee ’22
Advisor: Chaise LaDousa, professor of anthropology; and Chenyu Wang, visiting assistant professor of anthropology
Cheng Lou ’21
Advisors: Chaise LaDousa, professor of anthropology; and Chenyu Wang, visiting assistant professor of anthropology
Anyi Rescalvo ’22
'¿Porque no está en español?': Voices of Latinx Mothers Within the Special Education System in the South Bronx
Advisor: Chenyu Wang, visiting assistant professor of anthropology
Nicole Rodriguez ’22
Advisors: Chaise LaDousa, professor of anthropology; and Chenyu Wang, visiting assistant professor of anthropology
Huarui Zhang ’22
Advisors: Chaise LaDousa, professor of anthropology; and Chenyu Wang, visiting assistant professor of anthropology
Elizabeth Arnold ’22
1. Mortuary Archaeology of the Râmet Bronze Age Landscape (MARBAL) Project
2. Archaeology as Advocacy: Celebrating Cultural Heritage and Promoting Sustainability in Transylvanian Mining Communities
Advisor: Colin Quinn, assistant professor of anthropology
Delia Hoyt ’22
Examining German Research Articles
Advisor: Lacey Carpenter, visiting assistant professor of anthropology
Charlotte Ives ’23
Spatial Distribution and Iconographic Analysis of Oaxacan Ceramic Motifs
Advisor: Lacey Carpenter, visiting assistant professor of anthropology
Chloe Maldonado ’23
Advisor: Lacey Carpenter, visiting assistant professor of anthropology
Aidan Leahey ’22
1. Mortuary Archaeology of the Râmet Bronze Age Landscape (MARBAL) Project
2. Archaeology as Advocacy: Celebrating Cultural Heritage and Promoting Sustainability in Transylvanian Mining Communities
Advisor: Colin Quinn, assistant professor of anthropology
Isabella Roselli ’22
1. Mortuary Archaeology of the Râmet Bronze Age Landscape (MARBAL) Project
2. Archaeology as Advocacy: Celebrating Cultural Heritage and Promoting Sustainability in Transylvanian Mining Communities
Advisor: Colin Quinn, assistant professor of anthropology
Emily Walker ’22
Environmental Values and the Exploitation of Landscape A Study of the Settlement Patterns of the Late Woodland People of Ashe County, North Carolina
Advisor: Colin Quinn, assistant professor of anthropology
Madeline Justiniano ’21
The Body as a Vessel of Memory
Advisor: Robert Knight, associate professor of art
Emily Le ’22
Where I Came From: Unveiling the changes in Vietnamese culture, then and now
Advisor: Robert Knight, associate professor of art
Satchel McLaughlin ’22
Diversification of Vermont Family Farms
Advisor: William Salzillo, the Kevin W. Kennedy Professor of Art
Joseph Han ’22
Hybridity in Early Colonial India
Advisor: Lisa Trivedi, professor of history
Bo Wang ’21
Edogawa Rampo, Technology, and Modern Anxiety Among Youth in the 1920s-1930s
Advisor: Kyoko Omori, associate professor of Japanese
Urbana Anam ’21
Identifying Scrambled Genes in Ichthyophthirius multifiliis
Advisor: Wei-Jen Chang, professor of biology
Kahleel Bernard ’23
Advisor: Olanrewaju Morenikeji, visiting assistant professor of biology
Grace Carey ’21
Studying neuronal enhancers in Drosophila
Advisor: Rhea Datta, assistant professor of biology
Dayeon Cheong ’21
Database Analysis of Ciliate Macronucleus Shapes
Advisor: Wei-Jen Chang, professor of biology
Ellie Demaree ’22
Drosophila project
Advisor: Rhea Datta, assistant professor of biology
Gillian Driscoll ’21
Advisor: Herman Lehman, professor of biology
Adaira Dumm ’22
Binding Site Grammars (Embryonic Enhancers)
Advisor: Rhea Datta, assistant professor of biology
Ajla Karabegovic ’21
Assembling the Transcriptome of Fish and Ciliates
Advisor: Wei-Jen Chang, professor of biology
Kaela Makins ’21
Vacuole Analysis in Tetrahymena Thermophila
Advisor: Wei-Jen Chang, professor of biology
Subin Myong ’22
Understanding meiotic drive systems in abnormal chromosome 10 in Zea Maize
Advisor: Natalie Nannas, assistant professor of biology
Katherine Novak ’22
Turning Genes Off And On
Advisor: Rhea Datta, assistant professor of biology
Fatima Oliva ’23
Advisor: Wei-Jen Chang, professor of biology
Meaghan Parlee ’21
Eye, embryo, neuronal binding site grammar
Advisor: Rhea Datta, assistant professor of biology
Catherine Pontius ’21
General Bioinformatics
Advisor: Herman Lehman, professor of biology
Pablo Reina-Gonzalez ’22
Lead concentration in Clinton schools
Advisor: Rhea Datta, assistant professor of biology
Hector Rivera ’22
Molecular biology research
Advisor: Rhea Datta, assistant professor of biology
Emnet Sisay ’22
Genetic Medicine
Advisor: Natalie Nannas, assistant professor of biology
Ellis Strutton ’23
Genetic dissection of innate immune response to infectious disease in humans
Advisor: Olanrewaju Morenikeji, visiting assistant professor of biology
Megan Taruc ’21
Drosophila
Advisor: Wei-Jen Chang, professor of biology
Madeleine Wallace ’22
Genetic Markers of Immunity
Advisor: Olanrewaju Morenikeji, visiting assistant professor of biology
Marjorie Wang ’22
Analysis of the mechanisms underlying spatiotemporal dynamics of gene expression in Drosophila melanogaster
Advisor: Rhea Datta, assistant professor of biology
Stephanie Wu ’21
Tetrahymena Thermophila Nucleotide Mechanism of Entry
Advisor: Wei-Jen Chang, professor of biology
Elaine Yip ’21
Molecular Mechanism of Host-Pathogen Interactome during Infectious Disease (will be specific later)
Advisor: Olanrewaju Morenikeji, visiting assistant professor of biology
Amy Glanzer ’21
Progress towards the total synthesis of melokhanine A and leucolucine
Advisor: Max Majireck, associate professor of chemistry
Holly Hutchinson ’21
Total Synthesis of Melokhanine A (this is subject to change)
Advisor: Max Majireck, associate professor of chemistry
Matthew Dioguardi ’22
Development of Projects and Laboratories for CS for All
Advisor: Mark Bailey, professor of computer science
Benjamin Kallus ’21
Semantic Network Processing System
Advisor: Alistair Campbell, associate professor of computer science
Madison LaPoint ’22
Development of Projects and Laboratories for CS for All
Advisor: Mark Bailey, professor of computer science
John Madigan ’23
SNePS Research
Advisor: Alistair Campbell, associate professor of computer science
Seamus Wiseman ’21
Semantic Network Processing System
Advisor: Alistair Campbell, associate professor of computer science
Gwen Urbanczyk ’22
Development of Projects and Laboratories for CS for All
Advisor: Mark Bailey, professor of computer science
Hannah Ju ’23
Contrastive Topic Markers and Prosody's Effects on the Interpretations of Koreans Living in America
Advisor: Masaaki Kamiya, associate professor Japanese
William Crane-Morris ’22
Why Women Don't Code: Media Exposure and Occupational Choice in US Labor Markets
Advisor: Emily Conover, associate professor of economics
Elizabeth Greene ’22
Anti-Poverty Work in Utica, NY: Anti-bias curriculums, literacy, and the experiences of low-income children and youth
Advisor: Meredith Madden, lecturer in sociology
Donna Le ’21
Anti-Poverty Work in Utica, NY: Anti-bias curriculums, literacy, and the experiences of low-income children and youth
Advisor: Meredith Madden, lecturer in sociology
Riley Nichols ’21
Anti-Poverty Work in Utica, NY: Anti-bias curriculums, literacy, and the experiences of low-income children and youth
Advisor: Meredith Madden, lecturer in sociology
Guadalupe Cabanillas ’21
Great Pond Foundation Ecosystem Services
Advisor: Aaron Strong, assistant professor of environmental studies
Andrew Court ’22
Achieving a sustainable Future for the Muskoka Region
Advisor: Aaron Strong, assistant professor of environmental studies
Benjamin Given ’22
Summer Research in Coastal and Estuarine Science and Management On Martha's Vineyard
Advisor: Aaron Strong, assistant professor of environmental studies
Mckela Kanu ’22
Reclaiming Land, Health, and Bodies: A Decolonization Approach to the Impacts of Food Sovereignty and Primary Health Care on Central NY Indigenous Reservations
Advisor: Priya Chandrasekaran, visiting assistant professor of environmental studies
Dylan Morse ’22
An Analysis of the Owego Creek Restoration Project
Advisor: Aaron Strong, assistant professor of environmental studies
Emmett Orgass ’21
Coastal and Estuarine Science and Management On Martha's Vineyard
Advisor: Aaron Strong, assistant professor of environmental studies
Sara Jadbabaie ’21
Reconceptualizing Environment: an investigation of online regenerative climate politics and activism in the COVID era
Advisor: Aaron Strong, assistant professor of environmental studies
Emnet Sisay ’22
Reclaiming Land, Health, and Bodies: A Decolonization Approach to the Impacts of Food Sovereignty and Primary Health Care on Central NY Indigenous Reservations
Advisor: Priya Chandrasekaran, visiting assistant professor of environmental studies
Richard Huiskamp ’21
Colonial Patronage and the Development of Negritude Philosophy
Advisor: Joseph Mwantuali, professor of French
Peter Case ’21
Framing the Fight: How Chile's History of Framing Social Movements Affected the Fall 2019 Protests
Advisor: Heather Sullivan, assistant professor of government
Max Gersch ’23
Survey of Russian Elites/Civil War Peace Agreements
Advisor: Sharon Rivera, professor of government
Advisor: Erica DeBruin, assistant professor of government
Kayla Glemaud ’21
Environmental Justice and Poverty in Camden, NJ
Advisor: Peter Cannavò, professor of government
Muhammad Huzefah Umer ’21
Survey of Russian Elites/Civil War Peace Agreements
Advisor: Sharon Rivera, professor of government
Advisor: Erica DeBruin, assistant professor of government
Alex Nemeth ’22
Survey of Russian Elites/Civil War Peace Agreements
Advisor: Sharon Rivera, professor of government
Advisor: Erica DeBruin, assistant professor of government
Jenny Tran ’22
Survey of Russian Elites/Civil War Peace Agreements
Advisor: Sharon Rivera, professor of government
Advisor: Erica DeBruin, assistant professor of government
Charlie Guterman ’22
Through-Hiking and American Identity: How Wilderness Trails Reflect and Shape Culture in the United States
Advisor: Peter Simons, lecturer in history
John Keirouz ’22
The Visual History of Otto III as a Roman Emperor
Advisor: John Eldevik, associate professor of history
Eric Kopp ’22
'The Very Foundation of Our Liberation': A Historical Perspective on LGBTQ+ Rights in the United Kingdom and Our Future after Brexit
Advisor: Kevin Grant, Edgar B. Graves professor of history
John Troast ’23
An American Success But A Cuban Victory — The Efforts to Free CIA Operative Lawrence K. Lunt Jr.
Advisor: Francis MacDonnell, visiting assistant professor of history
Nasheley Boursiquot ’22
Geologic Mapping of North African Geological Structures
Advisor: Barbara Tewksbury, Upson chair for public discourse and professor of geosciences
Tierney Latham ’21
Geochemical Analysis of Sedimentary Rock Samples from the Turkana Basin of East Africa
Advisor: Catherine Beck, assistant professor of geosciences
Conner O'Reilly ’22
Isotopic Assessments of Precipitation Data
Advisor: Catherine Beck, assistant professor of geosciences
Erin Pimentel ’22
Mapping Bedrock Structures in Eocene Limestones of the Western Desert, Egypt, Using High Resolution Satellite Imagery
Advisor: Barbara Tewksbury, Upson chair for public discourse and professor of geosciences
Justin Felhaber ’21
Screens, Paper, and Perspective: The Novel's New Platforms
Advisor: Peter Rabinowitz, the Carolyn C. and David M. Ellis ’38 distinguished teaching professor of comparative literature
George Lemmon ’22
Anglo-Saxon Historical Self-legitimization
Advisor: Katherine Terrell, associate professor of literature
Julianna McCann ’21
Home: A Poetic Exploration
Advisor: Naomi Guttman, professor of literature and creative writing
Haruna Shimizu ’21
Gender in Distorted Worlds: A Feminist Reading of 20th-Century Science Fiction Stories by Women Writers
Advisor: Tina Hall, professor of literature and creative writing
Majestic Terhune ’21
Protestant and Catholic Influences on the Treatment and Depiction of Pregnant Bodies in Jacobean Dramas
Advisor: Stephanie Bahr, assistant professor of literature
Sheng Xia ’21
Data-driven model comparison for COVID-19
Advisor: Clark Bowman, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics
Honor Allen ’21
The Politics of Narrative and Authorship: Self, Autobiography, and the Ethics of Discourse
Advisor: Marianne Janack, John Stewart Kennedy chair of philosophy and director of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center
Henry Curcio ’21
Ancient Wisdom: Friendship in the Good and Happy Life
Advisor: Justin Clark, assistant professor of philosophy
Heather Devlin ’22
Fate News: Stoicism in the Life and Theology of John Calvin
Advisor: Justin Clark, assistant professor of philosophy
Daniel Flores-Santiago ’21
Love and Friendship in Plato's Ethics
Advisor: Justin Clark, assistant professor of philosophy
Mian Osumi ’21
Decentering the West and Whiteness from the Plant-Based Movement in Japan
Advisor: Katheryn Doran, associate professor of philosophy
Dorothy Poucher ’21
Bodiliness and Gender in Depictions of Sex
Advisor: Marianne Janack, John Stewart Kennedy chair of philosophy and director of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center
Kyra Richardson ’21
The Politics of Narrative and Authorship: Self, Autobiography, and the Ethics of Discourse
Advisor: Marianne Janack, John Stewart Kennedy chair of philosophy and director of the Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center
William Crane-Morris ’22
Analysis of Black hole accretion disk
Advisor: Megan Smith, visiting assistant professor of physics
Sean Conroy ’21
Bubble Raft Project
Advisor: Kristen Burson, assistant professor of physics
Matthew Jankowski ’22
Hydrogen Revisited: Quantum Mechanical Analysis
Advisor: David Jacobs, assistant professor of physics
Andrew Projansky ’21
Loop Quantum Gravity
Advisor: Seth Major, Litchfield professor of astronomy
Catherine Ryczek ’21
LEED IV of Bilayer Silica
Advisor: Kristen Burson, assistant professor of physics
Nathan Ward ’22
The Conditional Entropy of the Voynich Manuscript as a Tool for Testing The 'Hoax' Hypothesis
Advisor: Kate Brown, associate professor of physics
Samantha Wilkerson ’22
Decoding the Voynich Manuscript
Advisor: Kate Brown, associate professor of physics
Soha Kawtharani ’21
A Cross-Cultural Psychology Study About Parenting Styles Among Syrian Refugee Parents in Lebanon
Advisor: Rachel White, assistant professor of psychology
Krissi Kim ’21
Perceptions of corporate social responsibility and attitudes towards prison as punishment
Advisor: Rebecca Dyer, visiting assistant professor of psychology
Brian Lynch ’21
Perceptions of corporate social responsibility and attitudes towards prison as punishment
Advisor: Rebecca Dyer, visiting assistant professor of psychology
Andrew Schultheiss ’21
Perceptions of corporate social responsibility and attitudes towards prison as punishment
Advisor: Rebecca Dyer, visiting assistant professor of psychology
Vanessa Vincent Martinez ’21
Perceptions of corporate social responsibility and attitudes towards prison as punishment
Advisor: Rebecca Dyer, visiting assistant professor of psychology
Kaja Bielecka ’21
Interracial Couples' Navigation of Homes and Schools
Advisor: Mahala Stewart, visiting assistant professor of sociology
Kaela Dunne ’22
Workin’ 9 to 5: A Sociological Perspective on Employee Engagement
Advisor: Matthew Grace, assistant professor of sociology
Jahmali Matthews ’22
Interracial Couples' Navigation of Homes and Schools
Advisor: Mahala Stewart, visiting assistant professor of sociology
Hope Medina ’21
Interracial Couples' Navigation of Homes and Schools
Advisor: Mahala Stewart, visiting assistant professor of sociology
Camille Laude ’21
The Replication of Pilgrimage: Camino Cebu
Advisor: Seth Schermerhorn, associate professor of religious studies
Emma Walsh ’21
Buddhist Rituals at Bodhgaya and Ajanta: A Comparative Study
Advisor: Abhishek Amar, associate professor of religious studies
Emily Fienco ’21 & Maya Figliuolo ’21
Understanding the Impact of Coming-of-Age and Romantic Narratives in Cinema on the Developing Feminine Psyche
Advisor: Vivyan Adair, professor of women’s and gender studies
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